Pre-Law Program

The personal attention and assistance provided by the professors at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, will give you an invaluable edge in the highly competitive law school application process.

 At the end of the day you can get pre-law requirements anywhere. Only in an environment like Transylvania’s can you get interdisciplinary training that will prepare you for the kind of law you want to do.

Prya Murad ’11
Assistant Public Defender
15th Judicial Court, West Palm Beach

Pre-law students can choose any major that interests them, as long as it is rigorous enough to help them develop good intellectual work habits and in-depth knowledge of a subject that interests them. Students are also encouraged to take courses that will enrich their understanding of law in society, such as political science courses focusing on the U.S. legal system and the development of the Constitution, philosophy courses that discuss ethics and communication courses. Or practice your skills with our nationally recognized speech and debate team.

Pre-law students receive one-on-one guidance as they prepare to take the LSAT and complete their applications for law school. Every Transylvania student we’ve recommended to law school has been accepted.

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

Harvard University
Duke University
University of Michigan
Stanford University
New York University
Cornell University
Tulane University
State law schools around the country

Opportunities in the Major

Phi Alpha Delta (pre-law society)
Annual law school fair
LSAT preparation
Speech and Debate

Possible Career Options

Private practice attorney
Tax attorney
Government attorney
Military attorney
Corporate counsel
Judicial clerk
Equal Employment Opportunity specialist
Commercial banker


Don Thomas Dugi,
Professor of Political Science

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8233

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